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Commuter Biking Day 1
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      5 comments

I currently weigh over 300 lbs and I'm very out of shape. But for 2 years, I've wanted to start using non-automobile transit to get to and from work/school. This summer, I finally embarked on the walk+bus combo after learning that walking 2.2 mi... Read more
No time for fear.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      1 comments

I'm realizing that fear is a huge barrier in my life. I mean, this isn't really a huge revolution: fear holds all of us back at some time or another. Yet, somehow I've let fear stop me from way too many things lately. It stops today. Here are th... Read more
I haven't updated in a while but that doesn't mean I haven't been sparking. :)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      2 comments

So, April has been a good -- but rough -- month for me. My PhD defense is looming (mid-summer) and I'm working around the clock on that. But I've been finding more and more ways to incorporate daily workouts into my life (I'm back to swimming la... Read more
Virtual Journey Day 2
Friday, March 17, 2017      6 comments

Okay, so I didn't meet my 4,500 steps yesterday. I petered out at 2,397. I'm trying not to beat myself up out how abysmally low that is. I also realized that I grossly underestimated the total number of steps it would take me to do this journey ... Read more
Update and... A Virtual Journey!
Thursday, March 16, 2017      2 comments

It's been a while since I updated, but I wanted to say that I'm still following my prescribed diet. My losses have really slacked (only about 10 lbs in the last 3 months) but I attribute that largely to the fact that first I stopped being to wal... Read more
Why I will re-commit to myself every day!
Friday, January 27, 2017      5 comments

Beginning yesterday, I’m back on crutches. Before that, I was walking with a walking stick for several days to keep weight off the left foot. Dec ... Read more
Rewriting negative self-talk
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      7 comments

I like to think I'm not a terribly negative person as a rule. I tend to find hidden silver linings, look on the sunnier side of life, annoy others with my endless optimism. That is, where anything not concerning myself is concerned. I... Read more
Friday, December 02, 2016      4 comments

Soo... the first two days of the diet overhaul went well in the sense that I stuck to my plan well. My significant other has been very encouraging. In fact, when I was sort of "slipping" a bit last night (mentally, I mean) he handed me an apple ... Read more
Diet Overhaul
Thursday, December 01, 2016      2 comments

I will have to write more on my experiences when I have more time and if people are interested, here's the skinny (don't I wish! har har). I met with a physician, a behaviorist, and a dietitian Tuesday evening as part of my enrollment in t... Read more
And another new record... but not a good one! Ugh.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      4 comments

I missed my weigh-in yesterday, so I did it this morning: 344.0 Umm... well, that sucks. I was supposed to be losing weight and here I am gaining it. Now 344 is my highest weight yet. Sigh. When I first started paying attention to myself it... Read more
Brief Update
Saturday, November 26, 2016      2 comments

I have a computer program running in the background (for my research) and I'm sipping black tea (not coffee! oh my!). I'm also AWAKE by 7am... it's as if I'm a whole new person today, hah! It's been a busy rollercoaster of the past two week... Read more
Fear of hunger
Thursday, November 10, 2016      5 comments

Have you ever 'gone hungry'? I'm not talking for a meal -- or even a day. I'm talking about the constant, stabbing hunger that takes over your brain after, in my experience, 48 hours or without substantial food. Maybe, like me, you were a child ... Read more
"If and When were planted, and Nothing grew."
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      4 comments

~ Proverb I'm a horrible procrastinator. Simply terrible. It's really quite amazing I've accomplished as much in life as I have. It's sickening to think that, if I've done as much as I have while constantly fighting against myself... well, ... Read more
Medical Weight Management Program
Monday, October 31, 2016      0 comments

Today, I went to my GP for a routine mini-physical and prescription check-in. I left enrolled in a medical weight management program (dum dum dummmmmm...). It's not a surgery program or even a medication-based program, FYI. As a PhD student... Read more

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